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Bomb Shelter Essentials: What to Consider Before You Build

To reach this point you have made several key decisions: you’ve decided to build your own underground bomb shelter rather than purchase a prefabricated kit or hire a contractor, and you’ve decided on the best location on your property. One of the most important next steps in the planning stage is to decide on the specifics of a few bomb ... Read More »

Location, Location, Location: Where to Build Your Bomb Shelter

Whether you’ve chosen to purchase a prefabricated bomb shelter, to hire a contractor, or to simply build it yourself, it is necessary to put some thought and research into the final location. The location you choose for your bomb shelter should be one which gives you the greatest protection possible. In choosing the optimal place to build, you will need ... Read More »

Build Your Own Bomb Shelter!

If you find that the prefabricated or custom-built bomb shelter routes are too expensive for your budget, or if you are simply the type who enjoys an ambitious DIY project, consider building your own bomb shelter. Limited only by your budget and your imagination, you can build a shelter that meets the exact needs of your family. We HIGLHY recommend ... Read More »

Defending the Shelter: Ways to Protect What You’ve Built

As if it isn’t enough to have to consider all of the nasty possibilities that may necessitate a retreat to your shelter, in the interest of being fully prepared it’s also important to have a defensive plan in place. Whether the reason for your retreat is a severe storm or complete societal collapse, desperation may bring out the worst in ... Read More »

Worst Case Scenario: What to do in the Event of a Nuclear Attack

We prefer to imagine that the worst-case scenario will never take place, but the hard truth is that you’re much more likely to survive a catastrophe unscathed if you take the time and effort necessary in advance to prepare for the unthinkable. Provided you do not find yourself a victim of the initial blast a nuclear attack is survivable; your ... Read More »

A Sample Budget for a Two-Week Stay

This is a sample stock list of the food, water, medical, and miscellaneous supplies needed to support a family of 4 in a bomb shelter for a 2-week stay. Sample prices are based on big-box store prices as of Fall 2014. This list does not include special incidentals that will vary from family to family such as prescription medications, baby ... Read More »

The Truth About Fallout

Fallout is a scary word with scary implications, but the more you know about nuclear fallout, how likely it is to reach you should a nuclear explosion occur, and what its effects are on the body, the more prepared you will be to protect yourself and your family. The truth is that, in the event of a nuclear attack, the ... Read More »

Batten Down the Hatches: How Long Should You Stay in Your Shelter?

Consider this: the unthinkable has happened, and a nuclear attack has made it necessary for you to enter your underground bomb shelter. You’re prepared with plenty of water and food stores, you’ve got adequate ventilation and a plan for waste disposal. You’re set. But how long do you have to stay? The duration of your stay in your shelter is ... Read More »

Here Today, Ground Zero Tomorrow: Are You Living in a Nuclear Threat Area?

Are you living in a nuclear threat area? The question is a broad one, but there are a few factors that will help you determine whether you’re living in an area that is likely to be targeted for nuclear attack, and what your proximity to Ground Zero means for your chances of survival. As is to be expected, densely populated ... Read More »

Water Storage Essentials

After building a well-ventilated shelter, storing plenty of fresh water is the most important thing you can do to increase your chances of survival during a nuclear crisis. A healthy human body can survive for 2 weeks or longer without food, but only a few days without water is enough to kill. The rule of thumb for water storage is ... Read More »